MSC Cruises has confirmed the order of two additional Meraviglia Class cruise ships, both of which will be an enlarged versions of the first two on order, joining the unique Meraviglia-Plus Class.
The two new ships will be designed with additional tonnage and carry 4,888 guests in 2,444 staterooms at double capacity. The two ships, which will be constructed at STX France’s Saint-Nazaire yard will be delivered in October 2019 and December 2020.
The two new ships will feature a similar design to the first and second Meraviglia Class ships, hosting a large interior promenade and specially designed theater for MSC’s partnership with Cirque du Soleil. The two new Meraviglia-Plus ships will also feature the first classic and contemporary fine art museum at sea.
“Our long-standing cooperation with STX-France and the continued growth of our business allows me today to confirm well-ahead of time the existing options for two additional ships,” said Pierfrancesco Vago, MSC Cruises Executive Chairman. “The two Meraviglia-Plus vessels will be even larger and longer as well as richer in features and amenities, thus confirming MSC Cruises as the industry’s boldest innovator when it comes to ship design and experiences we create for our guests.”
The first ship of this new class, MSC Meraviglia, is currently under construction at STX France’s Saint-Nazaire yard and is set to debut May 2017.